I don’t have the above ambition but I’ve been staying at a place where there’s little light pollution so I can see the night sky without having artificial lights in my vision directly or indirectly.
I can see the stars with uncorrected vision, I can even recognise the basic constellations like the 2 Bears (Ursa major and minor).
But there is a strange thing:
If I turn my head directly at the constellation, the stars fade to matt dots or disappear. When I look slightly next to them they become shiny. It’s not a one off, tested on several different days.
Anyone with a similar experience? or with any experience with star gazing without corrections?